Why trek mountain gorillas in Buhoma sector? – Bwindi impenetrable national park in Uganda
Why trek mountain gorillas in Buhoma sector? – Located in the Northern region of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, Buhoma is one of the four sectors in Bwindi National Park where the might Mountain Gorillas live. The sector complements the other three sectors of Ruhija in the East, Rushaga and Nkuringo in the South, which together make up the mighty Bwindi Forest. Buhoma is a home to five famous Gorilla families of Rushegura, Muyambi, Katwe, Mubare and Habinyanja which offers great tracking experience to travellers.
Those who have trekked Mountain Gorillas in Buhoma sector testify that Buhoma sector is the most interesting region for Gorilla tracking. Like in other Gorilla regions, Buhoma region is open to 40 two trackers everyday hence 40 Gorilla permits available.
Besides Gorilla tracking, Buhoma sector is good for nature/forest walks. A forest walk takes travellers to enjoy the peaceful, calm natural environment as well as a high chance of meeting other animals such as Baboons, Monkeys and Forest pigs, Bush duikers which make your safari more enjoyable.
Bird watching is another activity you should not miss out of your Uganda Gorilla safari to Buhoma sector. Bird watching is well done during the forest walks and travellers enjoy the sweet singing of birds up in the trees. Expect to see bird species like African emerald cuckoo, white tailed blue flycatcher, short tailed warbler, Kivu ground thrush, Africa blue flycatcher, black bee eater, yellow eyed black flycatcher and garners warbler. Binoculars are highly recommended for closer views of birds even those at a far distance.
Also, endeavour to visit Batwa and Bakiga community villages to learn more about local traditions, norms and cultures. Experienced local guides through banana plantations and other gardens, which make it more interesting lead the community trails. On reaching the local people, travellers are allowed to take part in local activities such as doffing, preparing local food and other house works that are part of the community. Traditional dances, songs and poems are performed as a way of welcoming travellers in the community.
Accommodation in Buhoma sector
If you are tracking Mountain Gorillas in Buhoma sector, you are assured of excellent food and sleeping services. Luxury, mid-range and budget lodges have been established in Buhoma to ensure travellers comfort and safety in this region. The popular lodges in Buhoma include Gorilla Forest Camp, Trekkers Lodge, Buhoma Lodge and Mahogany Springs Lodge among others. However, travellers are reminded of the difference in lodge prices depending on the quality of the service and the status of the lodge.
Conclusively, Buhoma region is an exceptional sector to visit on your Uganda Gorilla safari to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. Trek Mountain Gorillas, do nature forests, watch birds and visit local communities in Buhoma sector all rewarding you with a memorable life changing experience. Great Adventure safaris gives you reasons of why trek mountain gorillas in Buhoma sector as it is the best and first region to be opened for gorilla trekking.